Goodwin chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant

Kaylee Cheyenne Goodwin, 12, of Holton has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kansas Pageant to be held July 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Kaylee is the daughter of Francis and Michael Goodwin.

The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18 and have five different age divisions. Kaylee will be participating in the pre-teen age division, along with other outstanding young ladies from across the state of Kansas.

The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrate America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year, the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang convertible.

The National American Miss Pageants are unlike any other. All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make-up, and there is no swimsuit competition. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.”

Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishment of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for her future.

Kaylee’s activities include FCA. She also enjoys volunteering at Medicalodges Jackson County painting the residents’ fingernails.

Kaylee is seeking sponsors to help fund her with the competition. Her goal is $500. For any individual or company who sponsors Kaylee with a donation of $50 or more, Kaylee’s father, Mike, will donate one hour of his time to diagnose, repair, reformat, clean up or remove malware, viruses or malicious programs from any computer owned by the donor.

Mike has a master’s degree in Information Technology. For more information, contact Mike at 785-288-0197.

Families interested in learning more about the youth program may visit

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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